Salmon Cream Cheese with Pickled Onions Crostini


Translate the flavors of bagels and lox into a bite-sized crostini recipe. Simply top a slice of French bread with salmon cream cheese and pickled onions for an appetizer that will steal the show.

Salmon Cream Cheese with Pickled Onions Crostini
Photo: Kritsada Panichgul
Prep Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
8 hrs
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 23 mins


  • ½ of a red onion, cut into thin slivers

  • ½ cup sugar

  • ½ cup cider vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed

  • 1 8 ounce loaf baguette-style French bread

  • Olive oil (optional)

  • ¾ cup tub-style cream cheese spread with salmon


  1. In a glass bowl or jar combine onion slivers, sugar, vinegar, salt, and fennel seeds. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours or up to 48 hours, stirring occasionally.

  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Using a serrated knife, diagonally slice the bread. Arrange bread slices on two large baking sheets. If desired, brush each slice lightly with olive oil. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown, turning slices over once halfway through baking.

  3. Drain onion mixture, discarding liquid. Spread toast slices with cream cheese. Spoon onion mixture onto toast slices.


Prepare as directed in Steps 1 and 2. Cool bread. Transfer to an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 24 hours. To serve, preheat oven to 425°F. Arrange bread slices on baking sheet. Bake about 3 minutes or just until crisp. Continue as directed in Step 3.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

61 Calories
2g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 61
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 152mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Potassium 23mg 0%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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